Crawfish Season in South Louisiana
February 5, 2017 – 3:37 pm | Comments Off on Crawfish Season in South Louisiana

Crawfish, also known as crayfish, crawdads or mudbugs to some visitors, are freshwater crustaceans found in the swamps and marshes of south Louisiana.
Crawfish have become as much a staple of Cajun and Creole culinary …

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A Gastronomic Fiesta of Snails in Spain
March 15, 2017 – 8:04 am | Comments Off on A Gastronomic Fiesta of Snails in Spain
A Gastronomic Fiesta of Snails in Spain

Admittedly they’re an acquired taste, but many Road Trips Foodies are fond of snails.
One place to find a “gastronomic fiesta of snails” is Lleida, Spain. The town’s L’Aplec del Caragol (“The Snail Meet”) is organized …

Spain’s Burial of the Sardine
February 1, 2017 – 8:01 am | Comments Off on Spain’s Burial of the Sardine
Spain’s Burial of the Sardine

Your Road Trips Foodies supposes that those who’ve dined mostly on sardines for 40 days welcome the end of Lent — but no one does it with more flair than the residents of Murcia, Spain.
Here, …

Botillo Festival in Spain’s León Province
January 2, 2017 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on Botillo Festival in Spain’s León Province
Botillo Festival in Spain’s León Province

The Festival de Exaltación del Botillo takes place February 18, 2017, in the town of Bembibre (León province), Spain.
Centered on the town square, it celebrates botillo, a typical cured meat produced in the El Bierzo …

Cabrales Competition in Spain
July 7, 2015 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on Cabrales Competition in Spain
Cabrales Competition in Spain

In the Asturias village of Arenas de Cabrales, in the heart of the Picos de Europa Mountains of Spain, the “Cabrales Cheese Competition is held on the last Sunday in August.
This year’s event is August …

La Tomatina
July 1, 2015 – 8:16 am | Comments Off on La Tomatina
La Tomatina

It’s really messy, Road Trips Foodies, but this fest is said to be a lot of fun.
La Tomatina, which takes place on the last Wednesday in August each year, has been a tomato-throwing event …

The Battle of Wine
May 28, 2015 – 8:50 am | No Comment
The Battle of Wine

In the Spanish town of Haro in the Rioja region, there’s an usual festival on the Feast of San Pedro.
Every June 29, including 2015, the “Battle of Wine” takes place.
The origins of this tradition …

L’Aplec del Caragol
May 6, 2015 – 8:47 am | No Comment
L’Aplec del Caragol

L’Aplec del Caragol (“The Snail Meet”) is a gastronomic festival featuring (what else?) snails set for May 29 through 31, 2015.
Held in Campos Elíseos Park in Lleida, Catalonia, Spain, the more than 200,000 visitors expected …

Montilla-Moriles Wine Tasting
March 24, 2015 – 8:13 am | No Comment
Montilla-Moriles Wine Tasting

More than 20 wineries producing the Montilla – Moriles Designation of Origin wines take part in a tasting event in Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain.
Dates this year are April 22 through 26, 2015.
The tasting event is held …

Burial of the Sardine
March 16, 2015 – 8:02 am | No Comment
Burial of the Sardine

Most food festivals celebrate enjoying something delicious — especially when it’s in season. This one celebrates the ending of a necessity to eat a food: specifically, the sardine (a traditional Lenten food).
The Entierro de la …

Traditional Pig Slaughter in Spain
March 1, 2015 – 8:52 am | No Comment
Traditional Pig Slaughter in Spain

The slaughter and butchering of a pig is may not be at the top of every tourist’s must see list, but the “slaughter weekends” represent a celebration of the role the porker plays in the …